Zac Efron badly injured on the set of his Australia Stan movie Gold but didn’t say a thing to his director or complain once
Zac Efron’s new Stan film Gold has just been released for streaming.
And now the flick’s director and star Anthony Hayes has revealed details about the gruelling shoot.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 44-year-old said that Zac, 34, broke his hand while working on the film, but kept his injury under wraps to prevent production being shut down.
‘He didn’t complain once’: Director of the Stan film Gold reveals Zac Efron broke his hand during filming but didn’t say a thing about his injury. Both are pictured in the film
Zac sent him an X-ray of his broken hand on email once the shoot had wrapped.
His injury was so severe he required a metal pin to help the healing process.
‘Once Zac got out there, he was just the hardest working dude you could get,’ Anthony said.
Ouch: Anthony told the publication that Zac sent him an X-ray of his broken hand on email once the shoot had wrapped. Zac’s injury was so severe he needed a metal pin in his hand to help the healing process
‘But Zac was never in his trailer, he was always on set, even when the ground temperature got up to 70 degrees. He didn’t complain once.’
In the film Zac plays a man, who alongside his companion, finds an oversized nugget of gold.
But he battles the harsh desert wilderness in his quest to keep their find safe.
New film: In the film Zac plays a man, who alongside his companion, finds an oversized nugget of gold. But he battles the harsh desert wilderness in his quest to keep their find safe
Zac can be seen with scruffy hair, a bushy beard and incredible makeup, including fake cuts, bruises, fake blood and blistered skin.
He can also be seen covered in dirt after battling the elements.
In the film, Zac’s character starts to experience paranoia as he protects the gold and runs into a mysterious woman, played by Susie Porter.
Following the release of the trailer, Daily Mail Australia noted that ‘Zac Efron’s performance is extraordinary’, and nothing quite like what he’s done before.
Gold was filmed in South Australia in the Flinders Rangers and Leigh Creek and began filming in late 2020.
Zac spent over a year in Australia escaping Covid-ravaged America.
While Down Under, he was based in the celebrity hot spot Byron Bay and dated local influencer and model Vanessa Valladares, 26, but they have since split.
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